Record-Setting 184 State Employees to be Honored on Tuesday with Governorís Awards for Excellence | Eastern North Carolina Now | A record-setting 184 state employees from nine state agencies and three University of North Carolina System institutions will be honored with Governorís Awards for Excellence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Jones Auditorium on the campus of Meredith College.

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    A record-setting 184 state employees from nine state agencies and three University of North Carolina System institutions will be honored with Governor's Awards for Excellence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Jones Auditorium on the campus of Meredith College. The ceremony will mark the first in-person presentation since 2019, after which pandemic protocols shifted recognition to virtual ceremonies.

    The honest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina, the Governor's Awards for Excellence recognize accomplishments and actions that are outside of the usual scope of their job duties. Awards will be presented in six categories: Customer Service, Efficiency and Innovation, Human Relations, Outstanding Government Service, Public Service, and Safety and Heroism.

    A description of each recipient's winning qualities and videos that share their story will go live at 3 p.m. Tuesday on the Office of State Human Resources website:

    This annual event is made possible by funding from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation. The ceremony will be hosted by WRAL anchor Ken Smith and feature remarks from Governor Roy Cooper and State Human Resources Director Barbara Gibson.

    Agencies whose employees will be recognized with 2022 Governor's Awards for Excellence include:

    Customer Service:

  • Department of Public Safety (Raleigh)

    Efficiency and Innovation:

  • Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem)
  • UNC Wilmington (Wilmington)

    Human Relations:

  • Department of Health and Human Safety (Black Mountain)

    Outstanding Government Service:

  • Department of Health and Human Services Team Award (statewide)
  • Department of Transportation (Morrisville)
  • Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Kings Mountain)
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Team Award (Elizabeth City, Oxford, Morehead City, Raleigh and Salisbury)

    Public Service:

  • NC Education Lottery (Raleigh)
  • Department of Administration (Raleigh)
  • NC State University (Raleigh)
  • Department of Public Safety (Raleigh)

    Safety and Heroism:

  • Department of Public Safety (Apex)
  • Department of Revenue (Charlotte)
  • Department of Public Safety (Raleigh)

   Contact: Jill Warren Lucas
   Communications Director
   Phone: Desk: 984-236-0802 Cell: 919-218-0044
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